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pass the bisk 08-19-2010 03:45 AM

Anybody use hand grips??
A couple guys were using hand grips before practice a couple days ago. I had no idea why. I had never seen anybody using them before (except for wrestlers). Does anybody else use them?

Eisen 08-19-2010 05:23 AM

I never used handgrips but I sometimes I used a gyro ball.

noobman 08-19-2010 09:51 AM

Yes, I have some in my backpack right now.

I haven't noticed any hockey-specific improvements, but people do often tell me that I have a good handshake :laugh:

I started using them on and off in 2007 after breaking my hand. They improve your grip and forearm strength.

N O T O R I O U S 08-19-2010 10:35 AM

I really don't use them there so uncomfortable

Frankie Spankie 08-19-2010 10:59 AM

My brother has hand grips and I used them when he still lived at home. I feel it makes my hands a bit looser after I used them. Maybe people use them because they have a lot of stress in their hands and want to loosen them up before playing?

Jarick 08-19-2010 12:01 PM

Nah, I just spent 15 years playing the drums. That will get you pretty good wrist and forearm strength ;)

BlackDog13 08-19-2010 12:48 PM

They might help out on those nights when the wife/gf is working late. ;)

Thepandamancan 08-19-2010 01:47 PM

I used the Pro Hands Gripmaster when I was starting to play the bass. I stopped learning when I started to focus more on hockey, but that was a good precursor to building wrist/hand/forearm strength. I just use a light weight model...but I'm sure I could move up.

Jarick 08-19-2010 02:00 PM

Bass guitar has to be the most forearm/wrist building activity I know of. Especially on one with high action.

jacko23 08-19-2010 02:58 PM

i play guitar and use one of those things. it SERIOUSLY helped with guitar, but i havent noticed anything for hockey. maybe its cos im that good. :laugh:

Badger36 08-19-2010 03:41 PM

I could see them helping with stickhandling because you hands/wrists/forearms would be stronger.

Eisen 08-19-2010 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 27448180)
Bass guitar has to be the most forearm/wrist building activity I know of. Especially on one with high action.

Oh yeah. Played the bass for 18 years and I still remember the cramps in my left arm.

EDIT: Oops, forgot how old I actually am ;)

bonnielad 08-19-2010 04:29 PM

similar to noobman above, started using them to rebuild strength after busting up some bones in my hand.

Very addictive - ended up getting some of these suckers: http://www.heavygrips.com/ that go up to 400 lbs. Working on 250 at the moment. Bones in the hand still click every now and then when using them.. wonder if that's bad.. :D

Badger36 08-20-2010 04:34 PM

I used to use them for golf. Having stronger forearms allows you to much better control the clubface.

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